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egg1

egg1

 
pronunciation:
eg
phrases:
put all one's eggs in one basket
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a reproductive cell within the female; ovum.
definition 2: the thin-shelled ovum of a bird or reptile, often used for food by humans and animals.
 
definition 3: anything having the shape of a hen's egg.
definition 4: (informal) person.
You're a good egg.
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phrase: put all one's eggs in one basket
Word Builder: egg +
  • eggbeater:
    a tool for beating eggs.
  • eggshell:
    the shell of an egg.
  • egg white:
    the white part inside an egg.
  • egg yolk:
    the yellow part inside an egg.
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